When difficulties arise, as they often do, many people do what they can, pray to God and, then, they pray for the intercession of patron saints. Since personal relationships are frequently faced with a myriad of problems, people might wonder if there’s a patron saint of relationships. Although there isn’t one saint who’s the patron saint of relationships, there are actually several saints who are patrons of a wide variety of relationships.
For instance, widows who don’t wish to get married again can turn to St. Marguerite d’Youville. In addition to finding help and a safe place to go, women who are in abusive relationships can pray for the intercession of saints such as St. Castora Gabrielli and St. Margaret the Barefooted. People who are in seemingly hopeless relationships might consider praying to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. The list of saints who help people in specific kinds of relationships is a long one.
But there are also saints who assist people in different stages of relationships. People who are single and want to be in relationships can request the help that they need, while those who are already in love and want to get married may pray for a smooth path to the altar. Married couples can pray for intercession to strengthen their marriages. Here are six saints who have been known, through God’s grace, to help people progress to the next levels of relationships and to enrich and bring joy to their current relationships.